Wyoming wildfire danger slightly lower than typical

Wyoming wildfire danger slightly lower than typical

July 15, 2018
KPVI 6

The Badger Creek Fire has burned for more than a month along the Colorado border, consuming more than 21,000 acres in the process. Six hours north, the Terek Fire, more than twice the size of its southern counterpart, has burned for more than a week.

The fires, which were almost completely contained Friday, will likely not be the last to ignite in Wyoming this summer.

This summer shouldn't bring with it an inferno, however. Authorities are predicting a relatively mild fire season in a state historically prone to bouts of burning wildland throughout the summer months. Those forecasts come with a significant disclaimer, however. 

“As always, it all depends on our short-term weather,” said Wyoming State Forester Bill Crapser.

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